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What is the pupil premium?

Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.  This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers.  It is targeted at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as pupils from less deprived families. Currently, the premium is worth £955 for every secondary age pupil who claims free school meals or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.  

Why is there a pupil premium?

Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. This is based on research showing that children who are eligibe for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have perform less well at school than their peers.

How many pupils at Woodside are eligible for the Pupil Premium?

In 2020-2021 42% of pupils at Woodside Academy are eligible for the Pupil Premium.

How is Pupil Premium funding spent to improve outcomes for children?

The governing body and the leadership team work closely to ensure the funding available is used to provide high quality support that will impact on pupils' outcomes and wellbeing. There is no strategy for 2020-2021 as schools are in receipt of Covid Catchup funding in its place. 

Woodside Academy's Strategy Statement for 2019-2020 can be found here. 

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